Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Holiday Time: Amidst All of the Family Time, It's Nice to have a Game up Your Sleeve

We gather as a family a lot during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's.  It's usually lots of fun, and we spend most of the time eating, drinking and catching up.  But, it's nice to have a game to play...something to get the whole crowd involved. 

This year at Thanksgiving, we played Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Everyone can play!  Choose random things around your house, pick likely party activities (like someone drinking something in the kitchen), make a list, and choose a central person to report to (this is a great job for a Grandma who's not able to get around like she used to). 

Here's what was on our list:

- A Cat
- A Straw

-One of your team mates giving someone else a hug (shown)
-Someone's ear (other than your team mate's)
- A Sink
-A Trash Can
- A Tree

-A house (shown)
-A cupcake
-A magazine
-Someone's nose (other than your team mate's)
- A leaf

 -Your hand making a peace sign (shown)
- Someone in the kitchen
-A blade of grass
-A drink with ice cubes
- A paper airplane (shown)
- A pair of shoes
-You and your team mates making serious faces

- A turkey hand on a piece of paper (shown)
- The pen that you are crossing things off with
- A TV

- Someone drinking something in the kitchen (shown)
- Something yellow
- A lego ship built out of at least 10 lego bricks
- Your hand making a heart

Have everyone report to Grandma (or whoever is designated) and then the pictures can be reviewed and "qualified".  The winner gets a prize (a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine, base the item on your crowd).

Everyone has a camera at gatherings, and cell phones are great for taking photos too.  This is an easy and fun game to get the crowd energized, and ready to have fun!


Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what a fun game for the kids, keep them entertained and engaging with gramma, I'm sure she'd love it. You are right, there are cameras everywhere.

Love your blog, stopping by from Tutorial Tuesday. Hope you're having a great day!

Stitchfork said...

Great idea Marjorie! We tend to forget to take pictures so this would be ideal! xo Cathy

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Jennifer Juniper said...

What?! A new post? I almost missed this :) Great game, maybe this will entertain my 21 guests next year!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is the most fun to play--I did this around town with a bunch of friends a few years ago and we laughed SO hard.

the treat girl said...

Terrific idea!!!!!! Gotta try it...